Former President Donald Trump did not hold back when he clapped back at President Joe Biden on Thursday following his successor’s remarks on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol Building riot.
“Biden, who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America,” the former president said in an email to his supporters.
“This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed,” he added.
“Our Country no longer has Borders, has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more,” he continued.
“Why is it that the Unselect Committee of totally partisan political hacks, whose judgment has long ago been made, not discussing the rigged Presidential Election of 2020? It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened. They got away with something, and it is leading to our Country’s destruction.
“They want all conversation concerning the Election ‘Canceled.’ Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves. They are not justifiable, so the complicit media just calls it the Big Lie, when in actuality the Big Lie was the Election itself,” the former president said.
“The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th so they can stoke fears and divide America. I say, let them have it because America sees through their lies and polarizations,” he said.
In a second email, Trump said: “Biden is working hard to try and deflect the incompetent job he is doing, and has done, on the horrible Afghanistan withdrawal (surrender), the Borders, COVID, Inflation, loss of Energy Independence, and much more. Everything he touches turns to failure. That’s what you get when you have a rigged Election,” though no evidence has shown any rigging of the election in 2020.
Both emails were sent within minutes of Biden’s attack on Trump in regards to the Capitol riot of a year ago.
“We saw with our own eyes rioters menace these halls, threatening the life of the Speaker of the House. Literally erecting gallows to hang the vice president of the United States of America,” said Biden.
“What did we not see? We didn’t see a former president, who just rallied the mob to attack, sitting in a private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House watching it all on television and doing nothing for hours.”
Biden never mentioned Trump by name, but it was clear who he was talking about.
“This wasn’t a group of tourists. This was an armed insurrection,” he said, though the only person known to have died by firearm was pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer though she was unarmed.
“Here is the truth,” Biden said. “The former president of the United States of America created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.”